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Nomination speech, part 1

Here’s the first part of the speech I made at the nomination meeting where I was chosen as the 2011 Green Party of Ontario candidate for Toronto-Danforth. I made some last-minute edits in pen, so there will be a slight delay before I post the rest.

I wanted to thank you for giving me the opportunity to meet you and to tell you a little bit about myself in order to help you make an important decision for the riding of Toronto-Danforth. As you make your decision, please consider my past experiences – I currently manage a not-for-profit organization that has grown considerably over the last few years, I have valuable experience in fundraising, organizational and financial management, have taught at the university level, volunteered for the Green Party of Canada and am involved with a number of local environmental and sustainable organizations and groups.

As a new father of a three month old boy, the decision to put my name up for nomination was one I considered carefully.     Read more »